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Smoked Italian Beef Sandwiches and Beef Rib Soup

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey there Folks,

It's been a while since I posted. This past weekend I was rummaging through the freezer. I found some beef ribs that I smoked last November, and a small eye of the round. After a few minutes of cogitation, I decided to make soup from the ribs and smoke the eye for GYPC's Italian Beef Sammies.

The soup - I had about 8 beef ribs left from 2 racks that I had smoked in November 2007, which I had bagged and frozen. They went into the stock pot with carrots, celery, salt, peppercorns, and a couple bay leaves. I simmered for a few hours, strained the solids out, and put the pot on the front porch (auxiliary cooler) for the night. The overnight temp was about 0° F so the fat froze into an easily removable disk on top of the stock. I pulled all the meat off the bones and shredded it. When reheating the stock, I added the shredded beef, an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, some green beans, lima beans, red kidney beans, green peas, and corn. After that came up and was simmered for about a half an hour, I added some barley and simmered another half hour. S+P to taste. Great soup!

The Italian Beef - I marinated the eye overnight in store bought Italian dressing augmented with some Worcestershire, basil, oregano, and thyme. It was smoked with apple wood for about 3 hours at 230°F to an internal temp of 138° F. The eye was sliced thin, spread on the rolls, topped with thin sliced onions and green bell pepper that had been slowly cooked in olive oil and butter and seasoned with S+P, basil, oregano and thyme. Some shredded mozzarella on top of the peppers and onions and into the broiler to melt the cheese. Serve with au jus for dipping. Awesome!

Here is the Q-view

Eye in the Smoker

Eye before slicing

Plated with soup

It was great to smoke smoke some meat, cook some soup, and enjoyable to eat. The guests insisted that they be invited back for a repeat.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #2 of 15
Nice job, that looks very good! I need to try that.biggrin.gif
post #3 of 15
meowy........EXCELLANT looking piece of meat........you didn't happened to take any pics of the sliced meat separate by chance?
post #4 of 15
man I swear if I read anymore posts like yours while I'm at work, I'm going to need a drool cup for my keyboard! Nice lookin Q!
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sorry Dude, I did not. At the time there was this overwhelming urge to finish cooking so we could eat. Luckily the guests thought kindly of me taking the q-view of the picture plate at the table. (They'd seen me do that before) LOL

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 15
good looken sammy thanks for the qview will have tri that 1
post #7 of 15
I think that will be part of my weekend plans. I have one of those in my fridge right now. I was thinking of smoking it and using half for sammies and half for a pot of chili.
post #8 of 15
post #9 of 15
I have been telling my wife, and these are in our very near future..... we have not smoked near as much as we like because of weather and "having a young man in sports" but as soon as this sub zero weather breaks I am all over it !!!
post #10 of 15


Man that looks great !!!! Wow Chow!!!
post #11 of 15
LOL! I got the same problem. Try pushing the Keyboard further away from you. That way it isn't directly under your chin.
post #12 of 15
Now that is a meal that will stick to your rib. Also warm you up on a winters day
post #13 of 15
awesome job , and better idea....i have smoked some eye rounds but just
sliced and served . Thank's for the qview and the sammy idea !
post #14 of 15
Great job, tasty lookin Q View. Thanks for the share.
post #15 of 15
Roast looked great! Thanks for the pics!
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